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Thread: Longarm quilting is not cheating

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    Member jeemmerling621's Avatar
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    Longarm quilting is not cheating

    I rent a longarm at my LQS and was quilting today (I.e. with headphones and tuned out to the world). A customer comes into the classroom where the longarms are and gets my attention and proclaims that what I am doing "is cheating, and defiling my quilt". I literally stood there speechless. She was in her 80's (I'm guessing) and has probably only ever hand quilted, but her total lack of filter just baffled me.

    I had to get that off my chest I am so glad we all do our own thing on the Board and respect each other's amazing work!

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    hehehehe....at 80, she probably no longer has a filter. I'm sure she truly didn't understand how quilt policey she sounded!

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    I'm with you, different strokes for different folks. Everyone should do what they want without hearing someones' opinions. You handled much better than I would have. No quilt police, just rude people.
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    Amazing...and I truly believe that those who bash other's method choice, quite frankly are jealous. Ive seen that alot. Its too bad really, but dont sweat the small stuff..QUILT ON!!!
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    I probably would have just laughed....little old "lady" indeed. LOL.

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    I am sorry she was so rude to you....you kept your cool and said nothing, which is way more than I could have done....people (in general) have a hard time with change and will resist until they absolutely have to change.....complaining the entire way....I would guess that were she to ever try quilting with a LA, she would be thrilled and amazed at what she could do, quickly becoming an advocate of machine quilting....I love what can be done on a LA and am very jealous of those who do.....one of these years I will find the room and $$$ for a LA.

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    Be proud of yourself for saying nothing!!!!

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    If she would like to quilt all of my tops, I will let her.
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    I bet she thinks using a rotary cutter is cheating as well. If not... then its always interesting what "new" gadgets some will use but still claim to be "pure".
    If it is indeed cheating just throw me in with the rest , as I will have lots of great company!

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    Yikes. I think I would have had to tell her to get back on her meds pronto. I hear Lithium is great for quilting police disorder.

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